Troy fundraiser to assist women in need

An opportunity to help women in the community — or just to dress up and enjoy a night out — is coming to the Troy Marriott with the Trade Secrets fundraiser.

The 15th annual Trade Secrets event, a fundraiser for Gesher Human Services’ many workforce initiatives for women — including Women to Work, financial education, computer training, resume writing, homebuyers’ assistance and more — has the goal of providing women facing challenges with what they need to be successful and self-sufficient.

“The fundraiser started 15 years ago. Women to Work is one of the programs the event helps to fund. We are close to 35 years that we’ve been doing Women to Work. It originally was called ‘Displaced Homemakers,’ which is clearly not an appropriate thing to call it now,” said Gesher CEO Paul Blatt. “If you’re interested in supporting women in the workplace and helping women obtain new skills like computer classes, this is an amazing way to support those efforts. Bring your friends. It will be a wonderful evening.”

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